Laughing during exercise session

Making Fitness Fun

Making Fitness Fun Making fitness fun is easy – you just have to start enjoying it! For some people, of course, it is not as simple as that, but that doesn’t mean that fitness can’t BECOME fun by altering how you approach it. Richie, the Internal Force Fitness mascot, has fun when he is exercising. Being a cartoon makes things a lot simpler, however – I literally just have to draw a smile on him, and presto chango = he’s Read More

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Plan for Summer Fitness

Summer Fitness Everyone thinks they need a plan for summer fitness. Usually, it revolves around acquiring that mystical “summer beach body” – the toned and fit, (and weirdly, already tanned) body you see in magazines and commercials. People go about this exactly the same way all over the world. East some salad, cut out the rubbish for a bit and go to a couple of fitness classes. This ‘all out’ effort will usually begin around 6 weeks before the departure Read More

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Japanese Ikigai Exercises

Japanese Ikigai Exercises Ikigai is a Japanese word which basically means ‘reason for being’ in the sense of answering “what should I do with my life??”. One of the ways to ‘unlock’ your ikigai is with Japanese Ikigai Exercises. It has been suggested that since the concept has its origins in the Japanese island of Okinawa – home to an unusually large population of people over 100 years old – that ikigai may hold the key to both happiness AND Read More

Best Fitness Test

Physical Efficiency: Keep Fit and Like It

Physical Efficiency: Keep Fit and Like It I love the term Physical Efficiency, it just sounds so much more like what the vast majority of people are trying to achieve. I don’t particularly want to be ripped or shredded; I will take efficient thank you very much! One of the reasons I love old fitness books rather than glitzy new workout programs is that they have different priorities. The chart below comes from a booklet called How to Keep Fit and Like it! published Read More